BEDFORD - Led by Caleb Bordner's championship at 120 pounds, Tri-Valley earned a runner-up finish at the Thomas Subaru Wrestling Tournament at Bedford High School.
Chestnut Ridge won the team title in the 29-team event with 190.5 points. Tri-Valley (156) placed second and North Schuylkill (117) took seventh.
After three falls to reach the finals, Bordner decisioned Jefferson-Morgan's Brendon Howard in the championship match.
It's been 18 years since Pottsville has qualified for the District 11 Team Tournament.
Schuylkill Haven and Williams Valley have never been there before.
Frequent qualifiers Tri-Valley and Blue Mountain are back in after a one-year absence.
"I think it's going to be great for our program,'' Pottsville coach Gary Keener said. "It was one of our goals. ... The kids are working hard.''
In all, 10 area teams qualified, sharply up from just four a year ago.
While none of the Schuylkill League playoff spots are set yet, Upper Dauphin (15-3, 9-1) has clinched its spot in the Tri-Valley League playoffs.
The Trojans are tied for first in the East Division with Halifax (12-4, 9-1). The West Division is still undecided, with Juniata (10-6, 6-2), Newport (10-6, 7-5) and Greenwood (8-9, 5-4) in the mix. The league is playing its crossover games to finish the regular season.
HEGINS - Reagan Newswanger put in a game-high 26 points, including a 6-for-7 showing from the free-throw line, as Tri-Valley downed Nativity 55-49 on Saturday, Jan. 24 in a Schuylkill League Division II-III crossover game.
Allison Warren led the Golden Girls with 21 points, 13 of which came in the fourth quarter.
U. Dauphin 45
ELIZABETHVILLE - Victoria Varner scored a game-high 18 points to fuel the Indians' Tri-Valley League victory over the Trojans.